The current Channel Four series on Sunday evenings called Christianity: A History has included some interesting episodes so far. The latest was an overview of the expansion of Christianity in Britain over 1,500 years ago. The Roman Empire was crumbling. Ireland had never been part of the Roman Empire but under the leadership of St… Read More Christianity: A History
Last night I led a session at church for our Tuesday Fellowship group and I showed excerpts from the Whale Rider film. It’s a heart warming story set in a New Zealand Maori village. Koro, the tribal chief, is desperately seeking a male heir to succeed him. The film starts… Read More Firstborn of a new generation
Francis of Assisi’s medieaval life of simplicity, prayerfulness, evangelism and love of nature was the embodiment of the new life he had encountered in Christ. He allegedly received the stigmata in 1224, two years prior to his death. He apparently tried to hide the marks but his friars could not help but notice his bleeding… Read More Francis of Assisi and stigmata
The new preaching series got underway on Sunday as we start to consider some of the past lives of Christians who have shaped our faith and give us the incentive to pursue living for God in our own times. These past saints cheer us on from their heavenly grandstand, according to the imagery of Hebrews 12:1-3. First up: the… Read More Oh that I had wings like a dove!
So, another year fades into the background and 2009 is unleashed upon us. Over the festive season it looks like wordpress.com have been getting in on the act of offering gifts and now kindly added a photo upload facility, which I hope to use a bit more frequently to spruce up this blog! If you’d like to… Read More Que sera sera